Regina takes Macomb County girls golf invitational title

Saddlelites best 11 teams at Sept. 16 tournament

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Online Only | Published September 18, 2013

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Warren Regina girls golf team was able to withstand some tough competition to win the 2013 Macomb County Invitational, which took place Sept. 16 at Burning Tree Golf Club in Macomb Township.

The Saddlelites notched a score of 355 — 28 strokes better than Macomb Lutheran North's 383. Regina's Lucy Cornell led the Saddlelites with an 83, which was also the low score for the tournament. Kendall Graves shot an 85 for Regina, while Lauren Vance and Sydney Russu scored 93 and 94, respectively. The Saddlelites were the only group in the 12-team field to have each player break 100.

The scores of the top four players from each team are factored into the team score.

Katie Humphreys shot at 87 to lead Lutheran North. She was followed by Kelly Murdock (88), Miranda Weatherly (91) and Sydney Martens (117).

Macomb Dakota tallied a 388 to finish third. Cougars coach Harrison Stackpole said he was pleased with his team's showing. This is the third year of the Dakota program.

"This was the first time we've broken 400 as a team," Stackpole said. "For us to play like we did and compete with some good teams, that's a positive for us. It might have helped that we were on our home course, but you're always hoping to get better when you're out on the course, and I think we did."

Utica Eisenhower finished with a 412 to place fourth, with Utica Ford II (436) rounding out the top five.

Fraser's team shot a 441. Next was Romeo High, which shot a 443. Armada finished with a 448. Utica High notched a 452 to place ninth. Macomb L'Anse Creuse North shot a 461 to complete the top 10. St. Clair Shores Lakeview finished with a 467.

Sterling Heights Stevenson didn't record a team score. Stevenson golfers Brooke Symons and Alyssa Zepke teed it up for the Titans.

2013 Macomb County Golf Invitational Scores

Warren Regina (355): Lucy Cornwell 83, Kendall Graves 85, Lauren Vance 93 and Sydney Russu 94.

Macomb Lutheran North (383): Katie Humphreys 87, Kelly Murdock 88, Miranda Weatherly 91 and Sydney Martens 117.

Macomb Dakota (388): Paige Hamden 90, Emma Hill 94, Madison Solecki 98 and Alyssa Kujawa 106.

Utica Eisenhower (412): Rachel Sprock 97, Danielle Linska 102, Sam Shea 106 and Stephanie Schneider 107.

Utica Ford II (436): Brianna Maratta 100, Jessica McHale 102, Jessica Schultz 110 and Danielle Maxwell 111.

Fraser High (441): Katie Smith 106, Patty Tabaczynski 107, Gabby Anderson 114 and Emily Elbode 114.

Romeo High (443): Nikki Palmer 106, Lauren Weber 108, Emily Salajka 111 and Shelby Peters 118.

Armada High (448): Kelsey Motoligin 100, Ashley Campbell 114, Annie Stefanich 114 and Jamie Penzien 120.

Utica High (452): Sam Merandi 94, Peyton Lombardo 109, Mareesa Galvi 117 and Alyssa Beeker 132.

Macomb L'Anse Creuse North (461): Megan Sarotte 100, Casey Dobson 105, Kayla Rooker 124 and Ireland Papa 132.

St. Clair Shores Lakeview (467): Kelly Woods 87, Karina Iannicello 125, Sarah Kuczynski 127, Margaret Spens 128 and Alexis Shepherd 128.

Sterling Heights Stevenson (no team score): Brooke Symons 107 and Alyssa Zepke 160.

Source: Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association